Kirsten Neuschäfer: Making waves and setting records

Far from the glamour of a glittering awards ceremonies, which bring together the who’s who of global sport, Kirsten Neuschäfer finds solace in the vast expanse of the ocean, a place where the only spotlight comes from the sun. She’d far rather be all alone on her beloved boat, Minnehaha. But the South African sailor […]

Exhibition to elevate African art and empower artists

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the continent’s leading instrumental infrastructure solutions provider, has joined forces with Ecobank Nigeria and Soto Gallery to host the +234Art Fair, a 10-day international exhibition intended as a springboard to promote Africa’s art and its artists. The exhibition will display more than a thousand works of art from emerging and “un-galleried” […]

Bright future for Africa’s agrifood sector

The 3rd African Agribusiness Leaders Dialogue (AALD3), held online and in person in Accra, has highlighted the barrier-breaking role of young African ‘agripreneurs’ in the agrifood sector. Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Office for Africa, AALD3 gathered perspectives from the private sector ahead of FAO’s 33rd Session of the Regional […]

Basketball Africa League begins 4th season

The 2024 Basketball Africa League (BAL) season tipped off this weekend with a sold-out crowd on Saturday at the SunBet Arena in Pretoria, South Africa. In the Kalahari Conference group phase opener, first time participant Morocco’s FUS Rabat beat Angola’s Petro de Luanda 82-73 two-time BAL finalist, with four FUS players scoring in double figures. In […]

To tackle poverty, Africa needs welfarist policies

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has appealed to leaders in Nigeria and across Africa to make poverty history as he outlined a compelling case for welfarist policies and people-centered development. “Given the high levels of poverty in Africa, and Nigeria, what is needed are welfarist policies that exponentially expand opportunities […]

Reassuring investor confidence in CEMAC region

In a bid to safeguard foreign exchange reserves in the region, the Bank of Central African States (BEAC) imposed stricter rules on currency transfers and payments in January 2022 – a move it has been unwilling to reverse despite opposition by energy stakeholders and leaders. Recent regulation significantly impacts dollar-dominated industries – such as the […]

Summit examines impact of media and storytelling

The Global Black Impact Summit (GBIS) on Tuesday featured panel discussions on Media Representation, Marketing and Storytelling and Nurturing Future Leaders – Empowering Black Youth for Excellence. The sessions provided insight into the role media and education play in advancing inclusivity worldwide. During the media panel, speakers explored the impact representation has on perceptions of […]

The legacy of President Hage Geingob, a true African giant

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber On Monday morning, February 4, many of us woke to the news of the tragic passing of Namibian President Hage Geingob. The death of this great man and remarkable leader is a tremendous loss. The African Energy Chamber extends our deepest sympathies, both to President Geingob’s family […]

Exploring diversity in innovation

Diversity in innovation is not just a catchphrase – it’s a catalyst for progress. Embracing diverse perspectives propels industries forward by fostering creativity and pushing boundaries. According to global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, companies in the top quartile for both gender and ethnic diversity among their executive teams demonstrate, on average, a 9% higher […]

Africa dominates list of fastest-growing economies

Africa will account for eleven of the world’s 20 fastest-growing economies in 2024, the African Development Bank Group said in its latest Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook (MEO) of the continent released on Friday. Overall, real gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the continent is expected to average 3.8% and 4.2% in 2024 and 2025, respectively. […]